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The OEEC was created to administer the U.S. financial aid made available through the Marshall Plan for European recovery assistance.

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In April 1948, representatives of sixteen European countries and West Germany met in Paris where they signed a convention establishing the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC). The OEEC was created to administer the U.S. financial aid made available through the Marshall Plan for European recovery assistance. In the days immediately following the creation of the OEEC, the World Bank initiates communciations with the new organization and begins considering the appointment of a Paris-based representative to maintain liaison with the OEEC.

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Correspondence from Vice President Garner to J. Grant Forbes (1502513).
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Correspondence from Vice President Garner to J. Grant Forbes (1502513).

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Correspondence from J. Grank Forbes to Vice President Garner
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Correspondence from J. Grank Forbes to Vice President Garner
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Dec. 21, 1948
The Bank's Paris office staff member informs the Bank's Vice President that he will sail to the U.S. alongside representatives of the OEEC (1502513).

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62
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Correspondence from Vice President Garner to J. Grant Forbes
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Correspondence from Vice President Garner to J. Grant Forbes
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Sept. 28,1948
Garner emphasizes Forbes' role as liaison with OEEC and ECA and expresses enthusiasm for reports of new developments (1502513).

Event
62
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Wires between President McCloy and OEEC Secretary General Marjolin
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Wires between President McCloy and OEEC Secretary General Marjolin
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July 22 and July 26, 1948
The wire from President McCloy names Grant Forbes as liaison to OEEC and a second wire from Secretary General Marjolin expresses appreciation (1580828).

Event
62
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OEEC Annual Program - 1948-1949
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OEEC Annual Program - 1948-1949
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Document date: Nov. 22, 1948
The report offers notable accomplishments of European economic cooperation together with shortcomings that must be overcome if European viability is to be achieved.
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62
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